The Mohaine Desert

The Mohaine Desert is the desert that Roland chases the Man in Black across. At one end of the desert lies the town of Tull and the other side meets the Cyclopean Mountains. The ground is described in the second paragraph of the Dark Tower Series as being the “apotheosis of all deserts”. The ground is flat hardpan and light enough in hue to appear white at first glance. Vegetation is sparse and hardy, and often non-existent, making most of the desert a flat expanse of white from horizon to horizon.

The ongoing breakdowns in reality have made the desert even more of an expanse than it was before the world ‘moved on’. Yet there are still occasional remnants of a time gone by; half-buried tombstone signs that mark where a road had once been survive, as does the Way Station, fuelled by an ‘atomic slug’, where Roland first encounters Jake Chambers.

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